Three Rivers, CA Trails and Parks

Three Rivers has 133 trails in the vicinity, including 130 hiking trails and 41 for backpacking. These trails range from 0.5 to 110.4 miles in length. The longest trail in Three Rivers is Deadman and Cloud Canyons a well-known trail measuring 110.4 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Hockett Meadows & Little Kern River (Backpacking), Big and Little Five Lakes and Lakes Trail. Trails.com member Jennifer L. recently completed White Chief Bowl.

More information on the best trails in Three Rivers can be found below.
  • Lakes Trail

    3 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    This jaunt culminates at exquisite Pear Lake, the last lake on the Lakes Trail. In the shadow of Alta Peak, this austere glacial bowl is a marvelous destination. The trip starts by ascending ...
    •  6 to 8 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This jaunt culminates at exquisite Pear Lake, the last lake on the Lakes Trail. In the shadow of Alta Peak, this austere ...

  • Rae Lakes

    2 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    This fine trip circles King Spur. The scenery en route is dramatic enough to challenge the most accomplished photographer or artist as the trail ascends the glacially carved canyon of South Fork ...
    •  6 days
    •  41.75 miles
    •  Guide

    This fine trip circles King Spur. The scenery en route is dramatic enough to challenge the most accomplished photographer ...

  • Hamilton Lakes

    2 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    From the Bearpaw Meadow High Sierra Camp, the High Sierra Trail leads past Valhalla to campsites with picturesque views at the lower of the clear Hamilton Lakes.
    •  4 days
    •  30.8 miles
    •  Guide

    From the Bearpaw Meadow High Sierra Camp, the High Sierra Trail leads past Valhalla to campsites with picturesque views at ...

  • White Chief Bowl

    2 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    This trek to a magnificent alpine bowl passes the ruins of a cabin, an expansive meadow, mineshafts, and marble caverns.
    •  4.5 to 5 hours
    •  8.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This trek to a magnificent alpine bowl passes the ruins of a cabin, an expansive meadow, mineshafts, and marble caverns.

  • Five Lakes, Little and Big Trail

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    Three passes with unbelievable views and fourteen outstanding lakes make this the kind of hike you do not want to rush through. (Note: This loop is best hiked in a clockwise direction to avoid ...
    •  3–4 days
    •  28.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Three passes with unbelievable views and fourteen outstanding lakes make this the kind of hike you do not want to rush through. ...

  • General Sherman Tree

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    The General Sherman Tree is truly one of the world’s great wonders, reaching heights near 275 feet and a volume of more than 52,500 feet, and achieving a circumference at its base of more than ...
    •  20 minutes
    •  0.9 miles
    •  Guide

    The General Sherman Tree is truly one of the world’s great wonders, reaching heights near 275 feet and a volume of more than ...

  • North Fork Trail

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    This trek brings you to expansive Yucca Flat, then traverses the lower flanks of Yucca Mountain to views of the North Fork of the Kaweah and shady Burnt Point Creek. The trail begins at a footbridge ...
    •  4.5 to 5 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This trek brings you to expansive Yucca Flat, then traverses the lower flanks of Yucca Mountain to views of the North Fork ...

  • Eagle Lake

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    This trip brings you to a picturesque rockbound lake, and a large population of pikas.
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip brings you to a picturesque rockbound lake, and a large population of pikas.

  • Sequoia Ski Touring Area

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    In 1890, several years after John Muir witnessed and reported on the destruction of the Sequoia groves, President Benjamin Harrison signed the bill that established Sequoia National Park. It ...
    •  20% Easy, 25% Moderate, 30% Difficult Moderate, 20% Difficult
    •  Guide

    In 1890, several years after John Muir witnessed and reported on the destruction of the Sequoia groves, President Benjamin ...

  • Jennie Lakes

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    A peaceful alternative to the popular backcountry in adjacent Kings Canyon National Park, this stroll through Jennie Lakes Wilderness leads backpackers along rushing streams, through shady forests, ...
    •  3 days
    •  18.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A peaceful alternative to the popular backcountry in adjacent Kings Canyon National Park, this stroll through Jennie Lakes ...

  • Giant Forest to Bearpaw Meadow

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    With near-constant views over the spectacular Kaweah Canyon, the High Sierra Trail leads from the Giant Forest to Bearpaw Meadow, a superb base camp for exploring the beautiful backcountry below ...
    •  8 hours walking time one way, making for a 2-day round-trip.
    •  11.3 miles
    •  Guide

    With near-constant views over the spectacular Kaweah Canyon, the High Sierra Trail leads from the Giant Forest to Bearpaw ...

  • White Chief Canyon

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    This trek to a magnificent alpine bowl passes two waterfalls, the ruins of a cabin, an expansive meadow, mine shafts, and marble caverns along the way.
    •  5.5 hours
    •  8.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This trek to a magnificent alpine bowl passes two waterfalls, the ruins of a cabin, an expansive meadow, mine shafts, and ...

  • Atwell - Hockett Trail to Hockett Meadows

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    This hike leads you past billowing falls at the East Fork bridge and through the East Fork Grove of giant sequoias to beautiful Hockett Meadows at the northern end of the Hockett Plateau. The ...
    •  2 days
    •  19.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike leads you past billowing falls at the East Fork bridge and through the East Fork Grove of giant sequoias to beautiful ...

  • Franklin Lakes

    1 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    This trip brings you to the beautiful lower Franklin Lake, passing mines and meadows along the way.
    •  5.5 to 6
    •  10.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip brings you to the beautiful lower Franklin Lake, passing mines and meadows along the way.

  • Alta Meadow and Alta Peak Trail

    0 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    Two destinations lure you deep into the backcountry, one a green meadow fringed by the magnificent summits of the Great Western Divide and the other a peak with views so expansive you may want ...
    •  8 hours
    •  13.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Two destinations lure you deep into the backcountry, one a green meadow fringed by the magnificent summits of the Great Western ...

  • Eagle Crest Trail

    0 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    The Eagle Crest Trail offers you a perplexing choice of three beautiful and very different valleys: White Chief Canyon, Eagle Creek, and Mosquito Creek. In White Chief Canyon, the rocks on the ...
    •  4 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Eagle Crest Trail offers you a perplexing choice of three beautiful and very different valleys: White Chief Canyon, Eagle ...

  • Franklin Lakes Trail

    0 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    Enclosed in a snow-dappled cirque below Mount Franklin and Tulare Peak, Lower Franklin Lake is as beautiful as nature and man could make it. Nature did an excellent job sculpting the scene, leaving ...
    •  6 hours
    •  10.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Enclosed in a snow-dappled cirque below Mount Franklin and Tulare Peak, Lower Franklin Lake is as beautiful as nature and ...

  • Cobalt and Crystal Lakes Trail

    0 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    Just a few miles from the extremely popular and overused Monarch Lakes lie four scenic and often overlooked lakes in a rock-filled basin on a shoulder of the Great Western Divide. Due to a steep ...
    •  6 hours
    •  9.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Just a few miles from the extremely popular and overused Monarch Lakes lie four scenic and often overlooked lakes in a rock-filled ...

  • Hockett Lakes

    0 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    This enjoyable hike takes travelers south to the striking Hockett Plateau; touring stands of pine interspersed with giant sequoia trees and several luxuriant subalpine meadows line the way to ...
    •  6 days
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    This enjoyable hike takes travelers south to the striking Hockett Plateau; touring stands of pine interspersed with giant ...

  • Big and Little Five Lakes

    0 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    This trip, which visits Big and Little Five Lakes, is perhaps the best backpackers’ route for looping the dramatic alpine country east of Mineral King. Challenging passes and remote lakes reward ...
    •  6 days
    •  40.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip, which visits Big and Little Five Lakes, is perhaps the best backpackers’ route for looping the dramatic alpine ...

  • Nine Lakes Basin

    0 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    Nine Lakes Basin offers seclusion that only cross-country destinations seem to possess. While hundreds tramp the High Sierra Trail, not more than a half mile away, and many throng to Little Five ...
    •  6 days
    •  44 miles
    •  Guide

    Nine Lakes Basin offers seclusion that only cross-country destinations seem to possess. While hundreds tramp the High Sierra ...

  • Pinto Lake

    0 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    The fine scenery of the Cliff Creek drainage, the good camping, and the relatively warm swimming in Pinto Lake make this trip worthwhile in spite of the tough hike.
    •  2 days
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    The fine scenery of the Cliff Creek drainage, the good camping, and the relatively warm swimming in Pinto Lake make this ...

  • High Sierra Trail

    0 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    This dramatic trans-Sierra route follows the renowned High Sierra Trail from Crescent Meadow to Whitney Portal, visiting many classic Sierra points and crossing the Great Western Divide at Kaweah ...
    •  9 days
    •  67 miles
    •  Guide

    This dramatic trans-Sierra route follows the renowned High Sierra Trail from Crescent Meadow to Whitney Portal, visiting ...

  • Alta Meadow

    0 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    Natural gardens and wonderful panoramas make the hike to Alta Meadow a treat, while the huge meadow itself—seasonally carpeted in wildflowers—is a delight to visit. Taking the trail to Alta Peak ...
    •  2 days
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Natural gardens and wonderful panoramas make the hike to Alta Meadow a treat, while the huge meadow itself—seasonally carpeted ...

  • Deadman and Cloud Canyons

    0 Reviews

    Three Rivers, CA

    This is a long and unforgettable trip of stunning beauty and immense rewards—and one less traveled because of its length and the remoteness of its principal destinations: Deadman, Cloud, and ...
    •  1 days
    •  110.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a long and unforgettable trip of stunning beauty and immense rewards—and one less traveled because of its length ...